Gaushala head ends fast-unto-death

Gaushala head ends fast-unto-death

The nine-day fast-unto-death initiated by Amrithadhara Gaushala head Rajaram Bhat ended on Monday night following an assurance from the district administration.

Bhat, who fell ill following fasting, was hospitalised on April 7. He had continued the stir even in the hospital.

City Police Commissioner T R Suresh and AC Mahesh Karjagi visited him in the hospital and promised of arresting the cattle thief at the earliest.

Pejawar seer Vishwesha Theertha Swami, who visited the Gaushala on Monday night offered Bhat a glass of milk to mark the end of fast-unto-death.

Speaking to reporters, Bhat said that the district administration and the police officials have promised to arrest the culprits who had stolen a cow from the gaushala at the earliest. If the government that comes to power after the Assembly elections fails to implement a ban on cow slaughter effectively, then a protest will be started again.

Further, he said, along with the demand to arrest the cattle thieves, he has placed demands to check the drug menace and deployment of police personnel at check posts on the border of Kerala.

Speaking on the occasion, the Pejawar seer said Rajaram Bhat, who fasted for nine days demanding action against cattle thieves, has given motivation to the entire country in connection with the protection of cows.

"The government and the police have failed to check cattle thieves. I am ready for any protest for the protection of cows in the future," he said.

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